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If you have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment you can seek information about your options and support from a range of people including members of the First Responder Network, Student Services Advisors (SSAs), Student Counsellors and the National Manager of Counselling and Wellbeing. SAE provides free on-campus student counselling, wellbeing, advocacy and support services.

 

You can also seek specialised help from counselling, health, medical and police services. Many survivors take some time to feel ready to seek help, and may chose to do so over the phone or via text or anonymously before meeting someone face to face.

 

QLD Support Services

Australia wide services Free 24/7

1800 RESPECT is a confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Phone: 1800 737 732

1800respect.org.au

 

Kids Helpline is a private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Anytime. Any reason.

Phone:1800 551 800)

kidshelpline.com.au

 

Lifeline provides 24/7 telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services, and online crisis chat.

Telephone:13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

 

Sexual assault support and counselling services

DV Connect provide a sexual assault helpline that offers telephone support and counselling to anyone – women, men and young people – who has been sexually assaulted or abused and for anyone who is concerned or suspects someone they care about might have been assaulted or abused.

1800 010 120 7.30am - 11.30pm, 7 days a week

 

BRISSC - Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Support Centre

Provide counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to women aged 15 years and over who have been sexually assaulted during their lives.

(07) 3391 0004


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 Young Women’s Resource Centre

Provide counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to young women aged 12 to 25 years who have been sexually assaulted during their lives. (

07) 3843 1823


Domestic Violence Action Centre

Provide counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to men and women who have been sexually assaulted during their lives.

(07) 3816 3000

 

Centre Against Sexual Violence(CASV) Provide counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to women and girls aged 12 years and over who have been sexually assaulted during their lives.

(07) 3808 3299

 

Murrigunyah Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Women

Provide counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 15 years and over who have been sexually assaulted during their lives.

(07) 3290 4254

 

Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc

Provide counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to women aged 15 years and over who have been sexually assaulted during their lives.

(07) 5591 1164

 

Living Well

Provide face to face and telephone counselling for men who have been sexually abused in childhood or sexually assaulted as an adult, and their partners and family. Web resources and training is available for professionals.

1300 114 397 (freecall from landlines)
(07) 3028 4648

 

SART - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Sexual Assault Response Team

Support directly following a sexual assault and follow up counselling and support in the early stages of recovery.

(07) 3646 5207

 

Ipswich Hospital Social Worker, Emergency Department

Support directly following a sexual assault and follow up counselling and support.

(07) 3810 1111

 

Bravehearts

Telephone counselling for survivors and child protection advocacy

bravehearts.org.au

1800 272 831

 

Victim Assist Queensland

Assisting in the recovery of victims of crime who have been injured as a result of an act of violence through provision of financial assistance.

1300 546 587

 

 

Legal services

Women’s Legal Service

The Women’s Legal Service is run by women for women. Assistance is provided by lawyers and social workers during the day and several evenings each week.

wlsq.org.au

Helpline: 1800 957 957

 

Legal Aid Qld

Give legal help to financially disadvantaged people.

legalaid.qld.gov.au

1300 65 11 88

Community Legal Centres

 

Sexual harassment

For information about making a complaint of sexual harassment:

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches. It does not act as an advocate or legal representative for a party to a complaint. The complaint process is simple, free and flexible.

The Qld Human Rights Commission receive complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification, victimisation and other breaches of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 

Telephone: 1300 130 670

NSW Support Services

Australia wide services Free 24/7

1800 RESPECT is a confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Phone: 1800 737 732

1800respect.org.au

 

Kids Helpline is a private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Anytime. Any reason.

Phone:1800 551 800)

kidshelpline.com.au

 

Lifeline provides 24/7 telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services, and online crisis chat.

Telephone:13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

 

Sexual assault support and counselling services

NSW Rape Crisis Centre

NSW Rape Crisis is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW - men and women - who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non offending supporters.

1800 424 017

 

Find the contact details of your local NSW Health Sexual Assault Service.

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services are located across NSW and provide free services including crisis counselling, information and support, medical care and forensic examination, ongoing counselling, group work and court preparation and support for anyone who has been sexually assaulted.

This includes services for children, young people and adults who have been sexually abused as well as their non-offending parents/carers, partners, families and other supporters.

These services are based in certain hospitals and community health services across NSW.

 

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

Group support for male survivors

 

Victim Services

Provides victims’ support package of counselling services, financial support and recognition payment available to victims of violent crime in New South Wales

Victims Access Line 1800 633 063

Victim’s Services Aboriginal Contact Line 1800 019 123

 

Legal Services

Legal Aid NSW

Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW.

1300 888 529

 

Indigenous Women’s Legal Contact Line

Free legal advice

1800 639 784

 

Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre

Free, confidential legal information, advice and casework to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, youth and children over the phone or face-to-face, 

 1800 686 587

 

Women's Legal Services NSW

Contact Line 1800 801 50

 

Sexual harassment

For information about making a complaint of sexual harassment:

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches. It does not act as an advocate or legal representative for a party to a complaint. The complaint process is simple, free and flexible.

The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

strive to eliminate discrimination in New South Wales by resolving enquiries and complaints, raising awareness about discrimination and its impacts, and taking action to influence change.

VIC Support Services

Australia wide services Free 24/7

1800 RESPECT is a confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Phone: 1800 737 732

1800respect.org.au

Kids Helpline is a private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Anytime. Any reason.

Phone:1800 551 800)

kidshelpline.com.au

Lifeline provides 24/7 telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services, and online crisis chat.

Telephone:13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

 

Sexual assault support and counselling services

Sexual Assault Crisis Line 

Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria (SACL) is a state-wide, after-hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling service for victim/survivors of both past and recent sexual assault. SACL operates between 5pm weeknights through to 9am the next day and throughout weekends and public holidays.

1800 806 292

Centres Against Sexual Assault 

Centres Against Sexual Assault provide free counselling and support to women, children and men who are victims/survivors of sexual assault. To access your nearest CASA

1800 806 292

Department of Justice and Regulation Victims of Crime

Free information and support 7 days a week between 8am and 11pm. Information and advice on reporting a crime and information about your rights, the court process and other services that can help you including applying for compensation and financial assistance.

1800 819 817

Legal Services

Women’s Legal Service Victoria  

03 8622 0600 (Metro) or 1800 133 302 (Country

Victoria Legal Aid 

Provides free information about the law and how Legal Aid can help with legal problem

1300 792 387

  

Sexual harassment

For information about making a complaint of sexual harassment: 

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches. It does not act as an advocate or legal representative for a party to a complaint. The complaint process is simple, free and flexible. 

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body  that can assist to resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation.Top of Form

SA Support Services

Australia wide services Free 24/7

1800 RESPECT is a confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Phone: 1800 737 732

1800respect.org.au

 

Kids Helpline is a private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Anytime. Any reason.

Phone:1800 551 800)

kidshelpline.com.au

 

Lifeline provides 24/7 telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services, and online crisis chat.

Telephone:13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

 

Sexual assault support and counselling services

Yarrow Place

24-hour Crisis Response Service for recent sexual assault. This includes support from a social worker, medical care by a doctor or nurse and collection of forensic evidence for people who considering legal action. Professional counselling and advocacy for recent and past sexual assault clients as well as their support people.

1800 817 421  

Victim Support Service - the South Australian statewide service for victims of crime offers therapeutic, emotional and practical support.

 

Legal Services

Legal Services Commission provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across SA.

1300 366 424

Women’s Legal Service 

Free and confidential legal advice, assistance, referrals and representation for women in South Australia

(08) 8221 5553 or 1800 816 349, TTY: 1800 670 864

  

Sexual harassment

For information about making a complaint of sexual harassment:

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches. It does not act as an advocate or legal representative for a party to a complaint. The complaint process is simple, free and flexible.

The South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is an independent statutory body that can assist to

resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation. 

WA Support Services

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Australia wide services Free 24/7

1800 RESPECT is a confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Phone: 1800 737 732

1800respect.org.au

Kids Helpline is a private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Anytime. Any reason.

Phone:1800 551 800)

kidshelpline.com.au

Lifeline provides 24/7 telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services, and online crisis chat.

Telephone:13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

Sexual assault support and counselling services

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

Emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) services including medical, forensic and counselling support, up to two weeks after a sexual assault, Counselling services 

24hr Crisis line 1800 199 888

Victims of Crime

Range of services which offer advocacy and support to victims of crime in Western Australia

Freecall: 1800 818 988
Email: cvoc@justice.wa.gov.au

Legal Services 

Legal Aid WA

Provides free legal information and services

1300 650 579 

Women's Legal Services WA

08 92728800 

Sexual harassment

For information about making a complaint of sexual harassment:

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches. It does not act as an advocate or legal representative for a party to a complaint. The complaint process is simple, free and flexible. 

The Equal Opportunity Commission is an independent statutory body that can assist to resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation.